28 Dates by Stacey Lynn ~ Review

Also in this series: Fake Wife
28 Dates by Stacey Lynn ~ ReviewAlso by this author: His to Love (Fireside, #1)
28 Dates (Crazy Love, #3) by Stacey Lynn
Series: Crazy Love #3
Published by Loveswept on June 11th, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 200
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In the age of apps and social media, how many dates does it take to find “the one”? The author of Knocked Up and Fake Wife swipes right on love with a captivating friends-to-lovers tale.

Caitlin Pappas is a lifelong commitment-phobe. The closest thing she’s had to a relationship in the last few years was a friends-with-benefits thing that fizzled out because the guy wanted more. So when she and her best friend design a new app that promises to find “the one” in 28 Dates, Caitlin is the perfect guinea pig. Little does she know that she may have already met her match. . . .

Jonas Reeves has tried his best to move on after Caitlin didn’t want take things to the next level. Now they really are just friends . . . without benefits. Caitlin’s even a regular at his bar, The Dirty Martini. But when he learns that Caitlin plans to beta-test a new dating app on his home turf, Jonas senses a golden opportunity to win her heart. Even if he has to slide into her DMs to do it. . . .

The steamy standalone novels in Stacey Lynn’s Crazy Love series can be read together or separately:FAKE WIFE • KNOCKED UP • 28 DATES

And don’t miss her passionate Fireside series:HIS TO LOVE • HIS TO PROTECT • HIS TO CHERISH • HIS TO SEDUCE

This standalone ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

“I’ve never wanted a man, and yet have I been fooling myself into thinking I’m not falling in love with Jonas Reeves? Was the largest mistake I’ve ever possibly made in my entire life sending him away? And God, none of this can be true.”


This is a decent take on the “2nd chance at love” trope. Although I personally didn’t love this book, I didn’t think it was horrible either. It has its cute moments, funny moments, and some ok romance parts.

I personally needed more steam between Jonas and Caitlin. I really like him but I don’t think she ever really grew on me. I never felt a true connection between them. Some of their scenes felt forced and didn’t flow well.

Typically, for me, Stacey’s books check every box, this one sadly did not. I do think some will really enjoy it – I just needed more. It’s a case of “It’s me not you” I think.

“I’m the queen of onetime hookups and keeping things light.” 


About Stacey Lynn

Stacey Lynn is a simple girl, raised most of her life in the MidWest. Perhaps it was the long, frigid winters that left her so bored she had nothing to do but spend time reading every book she could get her hands on from John Grisham and Danielle Steel to Ann M. Martin and CS Lewis. As an avid reader, she began penning poems and short stories long before she reached high school and her love of the written word has never diminished.

Now, as a wife and mother to four children, she finds solace from the craziness of her life by creating steamy, sexy stories that generally tug at your emotions. What began as a hobby and a way to survive a Minnesota winter three years ago and the dream of publishing her first book, has now turned into an unending passion.

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